CNBC TV18 hosted the Storyboard Hot Seat Quiz at Hard Rock Café, Bangalore. Conducted by Anant Rangaswami (Editor, Storyboard), the event had a huge turnout with advertising and marketing professionals from various companies like Draft FCB Ulka, Lowe Lintas, Brand-Comm etc., participating.
“I always enjoy quizzes and have been watching such quiz shows all through my career. Plus, as I am from media and advertising, it’s really interesting and fun to be around such things,” said Ved, one of the participants from the team NicheMinds.
The quiz comprised 4 rounds and had a good mix of questions from across the field of media. (CNBC’s Storyboard is a show based on marketing and advertising). Questions ranged from identifying brands and related info through pictures and videos, and some basic but hard-to-crack questions like ‘What is the official website of Cannes?’ and ‘What does BPL stand for?’
The winning team was Madison + TVS. “There was no preparation, although the beer did help,” they chuckled. “For some questions, we needed to spend some time on our working sheet. We are not regular participants, but we do it on a random basis.” They continued to share, “The quiz was very balanced and parallel to people of two different generations.”
On asking what they plan to do with the prize (shopping vouchers worth Rs 15,000), they simply replied - “Share it with our wives!”